Rainbow over Cardiff

Nice to see the Rainbow Flag  flying at the Cardiff City Council building this morning..

This is in recognition that today, May 17th, is International Day Against Homophobia, or IDAHO for short. Please remember that although attitudes in the UK are much more enlightened than they were only a few years ago, homophobic violence still happens with distressing frequency. And in places such as Uganda, where a bill has been tabled calling for homosexual acts to be punished by the death penalty, matters are even worse…

If you’re wondering why May 17th was chosen for this, then I can tell you that it’s to commemorate May 17th 1990, which is when the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of “mental illnesses”.

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One Response to “Rainbow over Cardiff”

  1. “a bill has been tabled”

    American readers take note: this means the opposite of what it means in US English.

    IIRC, much of the homophobia in many parts of Africa is being stirred up by Christian fundamentalist missionaries from the States.

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